£80.00 – £125.00
Gift Wrap (£2.75)
Height (when grown)
Acidic, Chalky / Alkaline, Clay, Most soils, Well-drained
Hardy (Cold winter)
Flowering in Apr, May
The Judas tree – Cercis siliquastrum is a beautiful rounded bushy tree renowned for its heart-shaped bright green leaves and small pea-like bright lilac-pink flowers. A deciduous tree, it needs to be planted in a warm sheltered sunny position and if happy, you will be rewarded with a wonderful abundance of flowers in late April/May, opening before or with the leaves. Followed by hanging clusters of purple/red flattened seed pods with the leaves turning to yellow in autumn.
Judas trees will thrive on most fertile well-drained soils and is reasonably drought tolerant. A wonderful tree, growing to a height of about 8m x 5m in maturity it is important the Cercis siliquastrum has warmth and protection to flourish thus giving great beauty in a garden. Best grown in the south of the UK. An RHS pollinator for Bees
Cultivation: Ornamental, protection to flourish
Soil: Moist, fertile, well-drained soil. Loam sand chalk clay
Position: Sun, partial shade,
Foliage: Heart-shaped deciduous green leaves
Flowering: Bright lilac pink pea flowers in Late April-May
Fruiting: Purplish-red hanging seed pods
Habit: Rounded small-medium tree
Hardiness: Hardy but needs protection & warmth
Benefits to Wildlife: Especially bees
Height & Spread in Maturity: 8m x 5m
Of Interest: A native of Southern Europe and Western Asia and thought to have arrived in Britain in the 17th Century.
A member of the Legume family along with peas and beans Cercis siliquastrum is a tree that hosts Bacteria which can absorb atmospheric nitrogen, making it available in the soil. Commonly known as ‘Nitrogen fixer’ AMAZING
The tree is watered before being carefully packed by one of our experienced staff on site. It comes in a cardboard box lined with straw. (We try to use as much recycling material as possible) The box is addressed to the customer or a specified name and address and sent out overnight delivery to arrive on requested dates.
Please note the size of the tree that you are ordering, as our trees are provided for our clients to plant themselves, which may appear at a small size rather than the fully grown tree as shown in the photos.
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How tall does this tree grow
Dear Mrs Ayling,
You should see an ultimate growth of about 5-6 metres.
Will Cercis perform in clay (heavy) soil.
Patrick J Casey
Yes, they don’t mind clay but best lighten up the soil in the place you would be planting it.
Is this suitable in a container?
Yes ,the Judas Tree can be kept in a container not less than 60cm in diameter.
If it is planted in compost, then after a year it should be given plant food supplement, as the compost loses its nutrients
Hope this helps
Are the pods poisonous to animals when they fall
Not on any comprehensive list of trees that are poisonous as far as we know.
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